We are a grassroots group of citizens and community groups who share a vision of Sudbury as a green, healthy and engaged community. Over 1300 people have pledged their support for this vision. We are citizens of Greater Sudbury, and volunteers who want to make a difference in our community.
To work towards a more liveable and sustainable community through advocacy, research, action, support and connection.
Greater Sudbury is a sustainable, resilient, vibrant and equitable community where citizens work together for positive change.
Our current executive is: Naomi Grant (co-chair), Lilly Noble (co-chair), and Rachelle Niemela. The executive takes care of day to day responsibilities, are spokespeople for CLS, and ensures that the mission statement and direction from membership are honoured.
Our current guiding members are: Pam Banks, Michèle Bobyn, McKenna Elsasser, Cindy O'Neil, Sharon Roy, Janine Oloman, Adam Kirkwood, Christine Caveen, and Aparna Mukerji. Guiding members come out regularly to meetings to guide our work throughout the year.
We have over 850 network members: people who support a vision of a green, healthy, and engaged community in Greater Sudbury, and keep updated on our work and green events and issues. Members get involved in the way that works for them, whether that is realizing projects, volunteering, attending events, providing input, donating, or simply keeping informed. In 2019/2020, 46 members were actively involved in some way. Our members have diverse backgrounds and come from all areas of Greater Sudbury.
We have 41 active member organizations: local community groups that support our Mission Statement.
We are a grassroots organization guided by our members and our Mission Statement. We make decisions by consensus. We strive to undertake our work with integrity and respect for everyone that we interact with. Our meetings are open, and all of our meeting notes and other documents are publicly available. Our positions are determined by actively listening to citizens, our members, community groups and local experts, and are grounded in solid research of best practices. We work in collaboration with community partners in our advocacy and in realizing community projects that make a positive difference.
Our work is funded by donations from our supporters and members.
We are located in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, on the territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation.